Commercial Applications & Certificate of Compliance
The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts inspections on commercial businesses as well as high hazard operations and fire protection systems in the unincorporated areas of Denton County, Texas per International Fire Code 2015 edition and amendments as outlined in the Denton County Fire Code (PDF).
The Fire Code is intended to meet the minimum standards and requirements to reduce the risk of loss in property and life and provide the citizens with safe environments to live, work, and play.
State Licensed Contractors designing/install fire protection systems must fill out their own Fire Protection System Application (PDF) and apply for a permit for the system. A separate application must be filled out and permit obtained for each separate type of system being installed. Review the Permit Fee Schedule (PDF) for more information on permitting costs.
Construction and Special Events that will be utilizing temporarily placed structures, tents or canopies are required to file a permit with the Fire Marshal’s Office. The event type, indoor or outdoor, may cover Fireworks Displays, Assemblies, Vending and Trade (including fireworks), Medical/Health Care, Carnivals, Fairs, Festivals, Revivals, Mercantile/Business and Educational.
All required information and fees must be submitted with the Operational Permit Application (PDF) to be considered complete. The Denton County Fire Code may have additional requirements relating to certain projects. Individuals can contact the Fire Marshal Office and discuss project proposal details or set up a meeting to preview projects prior to submission.
Additional Permits Required
Most new projects first require a permit from The Denton County Planning Department before submitting for a permit through Denton County Emergency Services. For more information on Planned Development in Denton County visit the Denton County Planning Division.